What I have come to learn more and more over the years, is that by celebrating all the great things going on in my life, instead of focusing on the things that are not going so well, is so much better for me physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Just yesterday i was challenged by not being able to participate in something that I had been preparing for for months. It was quite an emotional roller-coaster sort of day and it took a lot of effort and control to stay focused on all the positives going on in my life.
The event that I wanted to join was the 'The Daylight to Darkness Run' - I wanted to do the 10 k run. However my knee gave out and I decided not to run. This brought up lots of emotions and questions that had the potential to 'bring me right down'. However, I braced myself, focused on the great things going on in my life and went along to see and support my good friend Rob Reed, who is the founder of this run. He led the group off to do the 110 k run through the night. They were then joined this morning by about 300 runners who did the final 10 k's with him and a small group of the night runners.
I focused on being there last night for my friend to support him in all that he was going to endure through the night and to remind myself that my support for stopping Domestic Violence, which is what the run is for, can be, and is, done in many other ways.
Just the night before I presented a beautiful healing process to 20 men in a Men's Circle called 'Connecting Heart to Heart & Opening Up to Vulnerability', which was a way to bring more awareness to conscious heart connection, which in turn, has a ripple effect in the way that we (Men) treat ourselves and women.
So, today I am also celebrating all the great things in my life and keeping a positive focus ... and having the ability to write, read and have people read my words and know that I can help make a difference in the world is just wonderful.